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Contrary to a report in Monday’s New York Post, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is not considering dropping the waiting period for players to be eligible for induction from five to three years.
Post columnist Kevin Kernan didn’t quote anyone from Hall but wrote: “One reason Hall officials would want to shorten the waiting period is to make it a more ‘immediate’ event. There is a lot to be said for that because, why should sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Famers have to wait five years?
“We’re much more of a quick-response world, and a three-year waiting period would fit the bill. This five-year waiting period was first enacted in the 1950s. Times have changed.”
Brad Horn, the Hall’s senior director of communications and education, sent an email to several media outlets Monday.
It read in part: “I’m writing to point out an erroneous report in the New York Post today regarding the Hall of Fame’s voting procedures and the five-year waiting period. This account of a proposed reduction in the five-year waiting period is entirely untrue.”
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